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My name is Amy and I am a 30 something, Midwest, suburban mommy to a beautiful little girl named Kaitlynn. Family and friends describe me as strong, passionate, opinionated, empathetic, loyal, good listener, kind, slapstick sense of humor, goofy and bubbly. I am married to my best friend, Dave. We met at a social services agency that we were both working at in 2001.
Before becoming a mommy, my background was in retail and social services. Dave and I got engaged in May of 2004. He rented a Jaguar, my favorite car, and took me to my favorite park to propose. How great is that? We were married in November of 2004. We found out we were pregnant with Kaitlynn the day after Father's Day (in 2006). We were blessed with the miracle of her birth on February 23, 2007.
The interesting thing about her being born in February, is that both of our birthdays are in February. My birthday is the 13th and his is the 11th. Several months after Kaitlynn's birth, it was decided that I would be a SAHM. It has been a struggle to make it work financially. Dave is working full-time and in school part-time pursuing his MBA with a focus on finance. I have been an Avon Representative for 10 years (on and off).
In January of 2009, I started providing part-time childcare in our home. I am on several local mommy boards and am addicted to blogging. I started blogging in December of 2007 on my blog Everyday Mama Drama. In July of this year, I decided to move to a different blog, Moving On From The Drama. I still keep both blogs up-to-date, but do more posting on the newer one.
My blogs can be described as mommy blogs. I write about activities we do around town, classes or groups we are involved in, friends, family, product reviews, some giveaways and best of all about Kaitlynn. I have learned my lesson about being too personal, but strive to make my blogs a true reflection of my life.
Alexandria: If you could take your family on an all expense paid trip for 3 weeks where would you go?
Amy: Hawaii. We would visit all of the islands. When my husband and I went in 2004, we visited 3 of the islands (Maui, Kauai and Oahu). Kauai was our favorite of the 3. We would love to visit the other islands, especially The Big Island.Alexandria: What is your favorite TV show to watch with your significant other?
Amy: We used to watch The Office, How I Met Your Mother and Grey's Anatomy, but we just can't seem to find the time to watch these shows anymore, much less watch them together.
Alexandria: Ever thought about homeschooling your children?
Amy: I have thought about homeschooling Kaitlynn. What really drives that is when I hear about bad things happening at schools. I think the mother in me, just wants to protect her from all harm.Alexandria: Do you have a favorite book?
Amy: The DaVinci Code and The Purpose Driven Life. I am really into self-help and parenting books. Anything that can give me a better understanding about myself, my family and / or how to be a better wife and mother. I also like mystery and suspense.Alexandria: Quick! Your grocery shopping and your baby throws up all over you! How do you handle the situation?
Amy: I would probably leave the store and either come back later or my husband would do the shopping later. As a mommy, I am used to having food, throw up, etc on my clothes, but not all over me. I just don't think I could walk around the store like that and be able to focus on what I needed to purchase. Hopefully I brought a change of clothes for the baby!Alexandria: Mini van, Sedan, or SUV momma?
Amy: I'm a Sedan Momma, but I would really like to be in the Mini Van Momma's Club.Alexandria: What's your favorite dinner to cook?
Amy: Mexican - spanish rice and bean burritos or tacos. Sometimes instead of the burritos or tacos, I will make quesadillas, nachos or taco salads.Alexandria: Thing you hated most about being pregnant?
Amy: Having Gestational Diabetes. When I received this diagnosis, I felt horrible. I was so afraid of how it was going to affect our baby. Thankfully, I was able to control it with my diet, but the guilt was tremendous.Alexandria: Do you have any holiday traditions you do?
Amy: Holidays are very important to us as family is everything to us.
Memorial and Labor Day weekends, we attend a local Greek Festival.
Fourth of July, we spend at my aunt's in the country.
In celebration of Halloween (and fall), we go to Eckert's Farm to pick a pumpkin (and apples), as well as several other pumpkin patches, we attend Spooky Saturday and Boo at the Zoo, and Grant's Farm Halloween event. On Halloween, we have chilli for dinner.
For Thanksgiving dinner, we make stuffing that was my grandma's recipe.
For Christmas Eve, we attend midnight service. Christmas morning is just for us (my husband, daughter and me).
Alexandria: Do you think the "Balloon Boy"'s family should be charged criminally?
Amy: Yes, I do. I think it was all made up by the father. I also think Family Services needs to step in and make sure the children are not being abused or neglected.